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Wark Name Meaning

Scottish and English (Northumberland): habitational name from Wark on the Tweed river, which is named from Old English (ge)weorc ‘(earth)works’, ‘fortification’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Work, Ware, Mark, Park, Hark, Lark, Bark, Ward, Way, Sark

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Where is the Wark family from?

You can see how Wark families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wark family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wark families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Wark families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 35% of all the recorded Wark's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wark families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wark surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wark ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wark. 19% of Wark men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Wark women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wark were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Wark. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wark census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Wark. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Wark. For the veterans among your Wark ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wark lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Wark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wark in 1944 was 30, and 78 in 2004.

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